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by Dinesh Thakur Category: Memory

In the vast majority of pcs sold these days, extended memory is the type of memory over and above the first megabyte (which is the conventional memory). A PC must have at least an 80286 microprocessor (meaning that an 80386 or 80486 will work, too) to use extended memory. But even then, DOS doesn't recognize extended memory-to use it, your software has to incorporate a DOS extender.

Extended memory isn't the same thing as expanded memory—these two terms have specific meanings, and you have to know which one to ask for. 

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Dinesh ThakurDinesh Thakur holds an B.SC (Computer Science), MCSE, MCDBA, CCNA, CCNP, A+, SCJP certifications. Dinesh authors the hugely popular Computer Notes blog. Where he writes how-to guides around Computer fundamental , computer software, Computer programming, and web apps. For any type of query or something that you think is missing, please feel free to contact us.

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